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crash because of bug? (couldn't climb above 20m)

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by cryptoron, May 18, 2014.

  1. cryptoron

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    Today I had my first crash at the beach. I live on a hill and is where I usually lift off.

    When I fly out to sea I have to lower my quad under 0m. I do this all the time but today something strange happened.

    My battery level indicator of the battery of the drone turned red at a level of 68%. So I ignored this. I kept on flying for couple more minutes before I guided the drone back home.

    This didn't work out well. I was not able to climb. My screen told me I was flying at an altitude of exact 20m, while in fact it was at something like 10m under me.

    Fortunately I was able to land it at the beach where I picked it up.

    Any ideas what was going on here? Is it a known issue?

    My setup is in NAZA mode with switch S1 fully up. Would another mode have helped?
     
  2. gecarey

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    Can you plug in your phantom to the software and see how many charge cycles and what % life is on the battery ??? I am having similar issues with mine, but it is in the 40-45% battery charge left range when it does the same thing....
    My problem battery has around 80 charge cycles on it and last time I checked it was at 77% of life....
     
  3. jalpert

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    It seems like when something really bad happens to these things, people say things like, "something strange happened but I kept flying."

     
  4. Flyer91

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    Unfortunately for many people on the bad end of a DJI "Luck Of The Draw Purchase" ..... if they stoped flying every time something strange happened, they'd never get to fly at all. :cry:
     
  5. MikesTooLz

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    wait, so there was no crash? whats with the title of this thread?
     
  6. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    Haha I thought it was going to be a crash involving a giant insect ;)
     
  7. cryptoron

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    So let's make my question more clear. Is the 20m limit a result of the fail safe mode? Can I switch that off?
     
  8. cryptoron

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    Ah, I just found this on the wiki.

    When you switch to ATTI. Mode, MC will disengage enhanced failed-safe mode, you can re-gain control of quad-rotor.